Buying or selling a home can be a challenge. There are myriad laws, regulations and policies to navigate. Any number of factors can affect buyers, sellers and owners. A REALTOR® can help. And so can taking the time to read up on the issues. This is why we regularly produce publications on a variety of issues relevant to the public.

REAL TIME Magazine

Our vision for REAL TIME is simple: to help you enhance and grow your business. Enjoy the read!

Homeowners, buyers and sellers

Homebuyers’ Road Map
The Homebuyers’ Road Map is a public information toolkit to help homebuyers make informed decisions and planning when choosing a home. This project is a collaboration between The Canadian Real Estate Association and the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada.


Cannabis Grow Operations September 2019
Cannabis grow operations (CGOs) may seem like they belong on TV crime dramas, but reality places them much closer to home. Today in Canada, drugs are being cultivated and manufactured behind the facades of any type of building REALTORS® might encounter during the course of regular business. They pose both potential health and safety risks, not to mention significant legal and ethical responsibilities.

Please note that provinces and territories may have their own rules/requirements with respect to cannabis. You may wish to seek legal advice or contact your provincial regulator or real estate association if you have any questions.

A Homeowner’s Guide to Energy Efficiency October 2017
CREA worked collaboratively with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) to produce A Homeowner’s Guide to Energy Efficiency, a publication aimed at providing buyers and sellers with useful information about energy efficiency upgrades they can make to their homes.

A Homeowner’s Guide to Radon October 2017
Radon, a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas formed by the natural breakdown of uranium in the earth, can seep from the ground, posing health risks in homes. Radon is radioactive, and potentially carcinogenic if enough of the gas builds up. This report outlines the possible health risks of radon and what you can do to alleviate risks posed by exposure.

CREA Updates

The Canadian Real Estate Association By-Laws and Rules April 2022
CREA’s By-laws and Rules provide an overview of the Association’s policies, governance and membership responsibilities.


Government Revenues Related to Home Sales and Purchases Over MLS® Systems Across Canada October 2019


Economic Benefits Generated by Home Sales and Purchases Over MLS® Systems Across Canada October 2019


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